Question about Kyocera Mita Printers & Copiers
My photocopier has been in cold storage for approximately two years. I am trying to get it going again.
Before I quit using it I had to use the lowest setting on the ''Light - Dark'' selection. When in the mid range was selected the photocopied pages had a grey background. When putting the copier onto the extreme light setting the grey was gone.
I gave the photocopier a good dusting / cleaning today. With this I have been able to restore the last 1 1/2'' of right hand side of an 8 1/2'' x 11'' page to look like how it was before going into store. The left hand column is either solid black, or if running 20+ copied it begins looking spotty with various intensity shades of grey.
Just before the paper leaves the photocopier there is a counter on the component. It reads 10,076 copies.
The component which the toner cartilage hooks into reads 8,634 copies.
I am working towards self employment. That is why I purchased this photocopier a few years ago, although I really didn't need it until now. I am wanting to photocopy all my advertising campaign material ... about 10,000 photocopies over the next 12 months.
The photocopier was second hand from a Salvation Army thrift store, costing me (I think) $10.
There is a label affixed to the copier which makes me think it was leased.
I would appreciate any help you are able to offer me. Thank you.
I have a Mita 1435 and it spits out black copies.Last year I have spent $ 200.00 on repairs.Is your advise for me to dump this one( I like to recycle and re-use)If not what is the most efficient and cost effective new one?
Posted on Jan 14, 2010
I've been renting, servicing, repairing, buying/selling 1435s for a long long time. You can't get photoconductor drums any more. Drums last maybe 20,000. Once it's worn out you're screwed because all the sources for new drums have dried up. It always was a darned good copier but if you can't replace the drum when it's gone - you're out of luck. If you're producing advertising pieces go to a quick printer - it will probably be better and cheaper. Copiers are for DIFFERENT originals. For lots of the same thing printing is better, and a lot less trouble. I, personally was heartbroken when I found I couldn't get drums. I could keep 1435s running for another ten years if I could get the drums. I own 6 1435s, imagine how I feel.
Posted on Dec 07, 2009
Whoa! Flashback to 1994!
At this point you may be beyond just a simple cleaning, but try this:
Remove glass, and clean (windex or similar is fine for all of this)
Slide scanner to the right and clean mirrors, lamp, and reflectors
Then remove black lens cover (I believe 2 screws on front and 2 on back) - A magnetic screwdriver is very helpful.
Clean rear mirrors, and front and back of lens unit
There is another filter glass that should be cleaned, but it is inside the machine and the drum unit has to be removed, etc, etc, to get at it
If optics are your only problem then you should see a nice improvement in quality; However I'll be surprised if your solid 'blacks" are nice and sharp. By now I'm sure the developer is shot, and likely the drum, and blade have seen better days. Anyway, hope this helps you get a little more life out of it.
Posted on Mar 06, 2009
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